Experience Banff like a Local: Insider Info with BanffNow

BanffNow (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo Credit: Banff/Lake Louise Tourism; Paul Zizka Photography

Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest, and arguably the most well-known, of Canada’s national parks. The park is famous around the world, and literally millions of visitors from all corners of the globe stream through its gates on a yearly basis. Canadians also love the national parks in this great country, as they are special places for people to enjoy and appreciate our rich culture. The national parks help foster a shared sense of responsibility for culturally and environmentally sound actions. Plus, Banff National Park has gorgeous scenery and amazing things to see and do! No matter how many times you’ve been there, it’s always time for another visit.

As Canada has just celebrated its 150th birthday, all national parks are free to visit this year! Banff, as one of Canada’s most iconic tourist destinations, will be especially busy this summer, as Canadians and visitors from around the world head to Banff to experience the very best that Canada has to offer. From stunning scenery and vigorous hikes to shopping and great restaurants, take advantage of Canada’s 150th celebration and visit this memorable park.

To help you prepare for your Banff experience, BanffNow has been created to help you make the most of every moment in the mountains. BanffNow is a website designed to provide up-to-date, real-time information to visitors regarding availability to services and attractions. Parking lot at your favourite destination is full? BanffNow will let you know that before you get there, and you can jump on a shuttle bus and save yourself some frustration. From visitor guidelines to weather, BanffNow has a wealth of information and all information is provided to users in real time.

BanffNow (Family Fun Calgary)

A couple takes in the view of the town of Banff and Cascade Mountain during sunrise on the Sulphur Mountain boardwalk. Banff National Park.

Whether you’re a planner or a free-wheeler, take a look at the BanffNow page. The website is designed to help disperse crowds and provide important information at key intervals. It helps you with pre-trip planning, and even if you don’t want to plan every minute of your day, BanffNow can help get you where you want to go in the most efficient way. The interactive map has nodes located over key services and attractions that draw many people, such as popular day use areas. It will then provide helpful information, such as the availability of parking and campsites, messages on important traffic events, and suggestions on other places you may be interested to visit in Banff National Park.

Whether you are a day-tripper, or you plan on spending your whole vacation in Banff National Park, you can get all the information you need on the BanffNow website. If you live nearby and just need your “mountain fix,” morning or evening trips to the park are good options for a relaxed visit or a quick adventure. Check out the top ten list of things to visit in Banff National Park on the BanffNow webpage, or try visiting one of the park’s hidden gems for a new experience this summer. Don’t let this year slip by without a trip to one of Canada’s most famous parks!

Get the inside scoop now at pc.gc.ca/banffnow.
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